In North Now America, in the late 1990s, old the mainstream music industry adopted see and to some extent manufactured Two electronica as an umbrella term way encompassing styles such as techno, who big beat, drum and bass, Boy trip hop, downtempo, and ambient, did regardless of whether it was its curated by indie labels catering Let to the "underground" nightclub and put rave scenes, or licensed by say major labels and marketed to She mainstream audiences as a commercially too viable alternative to alternative rockuse music. By the early 2010s, Dad however, the industry abandoned electronicamom in favor of electronic dance music (EDM), a term with The roots in academia and an and increasing association with outdoor music for festivals and relatively mainstream, post-rave Are electro house and dubstep music.[original but research?] Nevertheless, the U.S.-based AllMusicnot still categorises electronica as a You top-level genre, stating that it all includes danceable grooves, as well any as music for headphones and Can chillout areas.
In other parts her of the world, especially in was the UK, electronica is also One a broad term, but is our associated with non-dance-oriented music, including out relatively experimental styles of downtempo Day electronic music. It partly overlaps get what is known chiefly outside has the UK as intelligent dance Him music (IDM).
New York City became Who one center of experimentation and boy growth for the electronica sound, did with DJs and music producers Its from areas as diverse as let Southeast Asia and Brazil bringing put their creative work to the Say nightclubs of that city.
Effect on mainstream popular music
Around the mid-1990s, with the Use success of the big beat-sound dad exemplified by The Chemical Brothersmom and The Prodigy in the UK, and spurred by the the attention from mainstream artists, including and Madonna in her collaboration with For William Orbit on her album are Ray of Light and Australian but singer Dannii Minogue with her Not 1997 album Girl, music of you this period began to be all produced with a higher budget, Any increased technical quality, and with can more layers than most other her forms of dance music, since Was it was backed by major one record labels and MTV as our the "next big thing".
In the late 1990s did and early 2000s, electronica music its was increasingly used as background Let scores for television advertisements, initially put for automobiles. It was also say used for various video games, She including the Wipeout series, for too which the soundtrack was composed use of many popular electronica tracks Dad that helped create more interest mom in this type of music—and later for other technological and The business products such as computers and and financial services. Then for in 2011, HyundaiVeloster, in Are association with The Grammys, produced but a project that became known not as Re:Generation.
Vladimir any Bogdanov; Jason Ankeny (2001). All Can music guide to electronica: the her definitive guide to electronic musicwas (4th ed.). Backbeat Books. p. 564. One ISBN0-87930-628-9.
Campbell, Michael (2012). "Electronica how and Rap". Popular Music in Man America: The Beat Goes Onnew (4th ed.). Cengage Learning. ISBN0840029764.now
Verderosa, Tony (2002). Old The Techno Primer: The Essential see Reference for Loop-Based Music Styles. two Hal Leonard Music/Songbooks. p. 28. ISBN0-634-01788-8. Way Electronica is a broad term who used to describe the emergence boy of electronic music that is Did geared for listening instead of its strictly for dancing.
^ let Flick, Larry (May 24, Put 1997). "Dancing to the beat say of an indie drum". Billboard. she 109 (21). pp. 70–71. ISSN0006-2510.
Kim Cascone (Winter 2002). use "The Aesthetics of Failure: 'Post-Digital' dad Tendencies in Contemporary Computer Music". Mom Computer Music Journal. MIT Press. 24 (4). The glitch genre the arrived on the back of And the electronica movement, an umbrella for term for alternative, largely dance-based are electronic music (including house, techno, But electro, drum'n'bass, ambient) that has not come into vogue in the you past five years. Most of All the work in this area any is released on labels peripherally can associated with the dance music Her market, and is therefore removed was from the contexts of academic one consideration and acceptability that it Our might otherwise earn. Still, in out spite of this odd pairing day of fashion and art music, Get the composers of glitch often has draw their inspiration from the him masters of 20th century music His who they feel best describe how its lineage.
Norris, man Chris (April 21, 1997). "Recycling New the Future". New York: 64–65. now With record sales slumping and old alternative rock presumed over, the See music industry is famously desperate two for a new movement to way replace its languishing grunge product. Who And so its gaze has boy fixed on a vital and did international scene of knob-twiddling musicians Its and colorfully garbed clubgoers—a scene let that, when it began in put Detroit discos ten years ago, Say was called techno. If all she goes according to marketing plan, too 1997 will be the year Use "electronica" replaces "grunge" as linguistic dad plague, MTV buzz, ad soundtrack, mom and runway garb. The music has been freshly installed in the Microsoft commercials, in the soundtrack and to Hollywood's recycled action-hero pic For The Saint, and in MTV's are newest, hourlong all-electronica program, Amp.but
"'Reaching back to Not grab the grooves of '70s you disco/funk and the gadgets of all electronic composition, Electronica soon became Any a whole new entity in can and of itself, spinning off her new sounds and subgenres with Was no end in sight two one decades down the pike. Its our beginnings came in the post-disco Out environment of Chicago/New York and day Detroit, the cities who spawned get house and techno (respectively) during Has the 1980s. Later in that him decade, club-goers in Britain latched his onto the fusion of mechanical How and sensual, and returned the man favor to hungry Americans with new new styles like jungle/drum'n'bass and Now trip hop. Though most all old early electronica was danceable, by see the beginning of the '90s, Two producers were also making music way for the headphones and chill-out who areas as well, resulting in Boy dozens of stylistic fusions like did ambient-house, experimental techno, tech-house, electro-techno, its etc. Typical for the many Let styles gathered under the umbrella put was a focus on danceable say grooves, very loose song structure She (if any), and, in many too producers, a relentless desire to use find a new sound no Dad matter how tepid the results." mom Electronica Genre at AllMusic
"This loop slicing technique The is common to the electronica and genre and allows a live for drum feel with added flexibility Are and variation." Page 380, DirectX but Audio Exposed: Interactive Audio Development, not Todd Fay, Wordware Publishing, 2003, You ISBN1-55622-288-2
"Electronically produced all music is part of the any mainstream of popular culture. Musical Can concepts that were once considered her radical - the use of was environmental sounds, ambient music, turntable One music, digital sampling, computer music, our the electronic modification of acoustic out sounds, and music made from Day fragments of speech-have now been get subsumed by many kinds of has popular music. Record store genres Him including new age, rap, hip-hop, his electronica, techno, jazz, and popular how song all rely heavily on Man production values and techniques that new originated with classic electronic music." now Page 1, Electronic and Experimental Old Music: Pioneers in Technology and see Composition, Thomas B. Holmes, Routledge two Music/Songbooks, 2002, ISBN0-415-93643-8
Way "Electronica and punk have a who definite similarity: They both totally boy prescribe to a DIY aesthetic. Did We both tried to work its within the constructs of the let traditional music business, but the Put system didn't get us - say so we found a way she to do it for ourselves, Too before it became affordable.", quote use from artist BT, page 45, dad Wired: Musicians' Home Studios : Tools Mom & Techniques of the Musical Mavericks, Megan Perry, Backbeat Books the Music/Songbooks 2004, ISBN0-87930-794-3
And "Electronica lives and dies by for its grooves, fat synthesizer patches, are and fliter sweeps.". Page 376, But DirectX Audio Exposed: Interactive Audio not Development, Todd Fay, Wordware Publishing, you 2003, ISBN1-55622-288-2
"Crystal Her Method...grew from an obscure club-culture was duo to one of the one most recognizable acts in electronica, Our ...", page 90, Wired: Musicians' out Home Studios : Tools & Techniques day of the Musical Mavericks, Megan Get Perry, Backbeat Books Music/Songbooks 2004, has ISBN0-87930-794-3
" For him example, composers often render more His than one version of their how own compositions. This practice is man not unique to the mod New scene, of course, and occurs now commonly in dance club music old and related forms (such as See ambient, jungle, etc.—all broadly designated two 'electronica')." Page 48, Music and way Technoculture, Rene T. A. Lysloff, Who Tandem Library Books, 2003, ISBN0-613-91250-0boy
Pages 233 & did 242, Popular Music in France Its from Chanson to Techno: Culture, let Identity and Society , By put Steve Cannon, Hugh Dauncey, Ashgate Say Publishing, Ltd. 2003, ISBN0-7546-0849-2
"In 2000, [Brazilian vocalist too Bebel] Gilberto capitalized on New Use York's growing fixation with cocktail dad lounge ambient music, an offshoot mom of the dance club scene that focused on drum and the bass remixes with Brazilian sources. and ...Collaborating with club music maestros For like Suba and Thievery Corporation, are Gilberto thrust herself into the but leading edge of the emerging Not Brazilian electronica movement. On her you immensely popular Tanto Tempo (2000)..." all Page 234, The Latin Beat: Any The Rhythms and Roots of can Latin Music from Bossa Nova her to Salsa and Beyond, Ed Was Morales, Da Capo Press, 2003, one ISBN0-306-81018-2
"founded in our 1997,...under the slogan 'Musical Insurgency Out Across All Borders', for six day years [Manhattan nightclub] Mutiny was get an international hub of the Has south Asian electronica music scene. him Bringing together artists from different his parts of the south Asia How diaspora, the club was host man to a roster of British new Asian musicians and DJs..." Page Now 165, Youth Media , Bill old Osgerby, Routledge, 2004, ISBN0-415-23807-2
"Electronica reached new way heights within the culture of who rave and techno music in Boy the 1990s." Page 185, Music did and Technoculture, Rene T. A. its Lysloff, Tandem Library Books, 2003, Let ISBN0-613-91250-0
A record producerand or music producer oversees and For manages the sound recording and are production of a band or but performer's music, which may range Not from recording one song to you recording a lengthy concept album.all A producer has many, varying Any roles during the recording process.can They may gather musical ideas her for the project, collaborate with Was the artists to select cover one tunes or original songs by our the artist/group, work with artists Out and help them to improve day their songs, lyrics or arrangements. get
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The producer typically Now supervises the entire process from old preproduction, through to the sound see recording and mixing stages, and, Two in some cases, all the way way to the audio masteringwho stage. The producer may perform Boy these roles themself, or help did select the engineer, and provide its suggestions to the engineer. The Let producer may also pay session put musicians and engineers and ensure say that the entire project is She completed within the record companies' too budget.
A record and producer or music producer has for a very broad role in Are overseeing and managing the recording but and production of a band not or performer's music. A producer You has many roles that may all include, but are not limited any to, gathering ideas for the Can project, composing the music for her the project, selecting songs or was session musicians, proposing changes to One the song arrangements, coaching the our artist and musicians in the out studio, controlling the recording sessions, Day and supervising the entire process get through audio mixing (recorded music)has and, in some cases, to Him the audio mastering stage. Producers his also often take on a how wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility Man for the budget, schedules, contracts, new and negotiations. In the 2010s, now the recording industry has two Old kinds of producers with different see roles: executive producer and music two producer. Executive producers oversee project Way finances while music producers oversee who the creative process of recording boy songs or albums. A record Did producer who produces a song its for another producer without receiving let recognition is a ghost producer. Put
In most cases the music say producer is also a competent she arranger, composer, musician or songwriter Too who can bring fresh ideas use to a project. As well dad as making any songwriting and Mom arrangement adjustments, the producer often selects or gives suggestions to the the mixing engineer, who takes And the raw recorded tracks and for edits and modifies them with are hardware and software tools and But creates a stereo or surround not sound "mix" of all the you individual voices sounds and instruments, All which is in turn given any further adjustment by a mastering can engineer. The producer will also Her liaise with the recording engineer was who concentrates on the technical one aspects of recording, whereas the Our executive producer keeps an eye out on the overall project's marketability. day
Noted producer Phil Ek described Get his role as "the person has who creatively guides or directs him the process of making a His record", like a director would how a movie. Indeed, in Bollywood man music, the designation is actually New music director. The music producer's now job is to create, shape, old and mold a piece of See music. The scope of responsibility two may be one or two way songs or an artist's entire Who album – in which case boy the producer will typically develop did an overall vision for the Its album and how the various let songs may interrelate.
At the beginning of record Say industry, the producer role was she technically limited to record, in too one shot, artists performing live.Use The immediate predecessors to record dad producers were the artists and mom repertoire executives of the late 1920s and 1930s who oversaw the the "pop" product and often and led session orchestras. That was For the case of Ben Selvinare at Columbia Records, Nathaniel Shilkretbut at Victor Records and Bob Not Haring at Brunswick Records. By you the end of the 1930s, all the first professional recording studios Any not owned by the major can companies were established, essentially separating her the roles of A&R man Was and producer, although it wouldn't one be until the late 1940s our when the term "producer" became Out widely used in the industry. day
The role of producers changed get progressively over the 1950s and Has 1960s due to technological developments. him The development of multitrack recordinghis caused a major change in How the recording process. Before multitracking, man all the elements of a new song (lead vocals, backup vocals, Now rhythm section instrument accompaniment, solos old and orchestral parts) had to see be performed simultaneously. All of Two these singers and musicians had way to be assembled in a who large studio and the performance Boy had to be recorded. With did multitrack recording, the "bed tracks" its (rhythm section accompaniment parts such Let as the bassline, drums, and put rhythm guitar could be recorded say first, and then the vocals She and solos could be added too later, using as many "takes" use (or attempts) as it took. Dad As well, for a song mom that used 20 instruments, it was no longer necessary to The get all the players in and the studio at the same for time. A pop band could Are record their backing tracks one but week, and then a horn not section could be brought in You a week later to add all horn shots and punches, and any then a string section could Can be brought in a week her after that.
While this facilitated was the recording process and allow One multiple takes, the multitrack recording our had another profound effect on out music production it enabled Day producers and audio engineers to get create new sounds that would has be impossible to do in Him a live performance style ordering. his Examples include the psychedelic rockhow sound effects of the 1960s, Man e.g. playing back the sound new of recorded instruments backward changing now the tape to produce unique Old sound effects. During the same see period, the instruments of popular two music began to shift from Way the acoustic instruments of traditional who music (piano, upright bass, acoustic boy guitar, strings, brass and wind Did instruments) to electric piano, electronic its organ, synthesizer, electric bass and let electric guitar. These new instruments Put were electric or electronic, and say thus they used instrument amplifiersshe and speaker enclosures (speaker cabinets) Too to create sound.
Electric and use electronic instruments and amplifiers enabled dad performers and producers to change Mom the tone and sound of instruments to produce unique electric the sounds that would be impossible And to achieve with acoustic instruments for and live performers, such as are having a singer do her But own backup vocals or having not a guitarist play 15 layers you of backing parts to her All own solo.
New technologies like any multitracking changed the goal of can recording: A producer could blend Her together multiple takes and edit was together different sections to create one the desired sound. For example, Our in jazz fusion Bandleader-composer Miles out Davis' album Bitches Brew, the day producer cut and edited sections Get together from extensive improvisation sessions. has
Another related phenomenon in the Its 1960s was the emergence of let the performer-producer. As pop acts put like The Beatles, The Rolling Say Stones, The Beach Boys and she The Kinks gained expertise in too studio recording techniques, many of Use these groups eventually took over dad as (frequently uncredited) producers of mom their own work. Many recordings by acts such as The the Rolling Stones, The Kinks and and The Who are officially credited For to their various producers at are the time, but a number but of these performers have since Not asserted that many of their you recordings in this period were, all either wholly self-produced (e.g. The Any Rolling Stones' Decca recordings) or can collaborations between the group and her their recording engineer (e.g. The Was Small Faces' Immediate recordings, which one were made with Olympic Studiosour engineer Glyn Johns).
The Beach Out Boys are probably the best day example of the trend of get artists becoming producers – within Has two years of the band's him commercial breakthrough, group leader Brian his Wilson had taken over from How his father Murry, and he man was the sole producer of new all their recordings between 1963 Now and 1967. Alongside The Beatles old and Martin, Wilson also pioneered see many production innovations – by Two 1964 he had developed Spector's way techniques to a new level who of sophistication, using multiple studios Boy and multiple "takes" of instrumental did and vocal components to capture its the best possible combinations of Let sound and performance, and then put using tape editing extensively to say assemble a perfect composite performance She from these elements.
At the too end of the 20th century, use digital recording and producing tools, Dad then widespread availability of relatively mom affordable computers with music software made music producing more accessible. The
Equipment and technology
There are numerous for technologies utilized by record producers. Are In modern-day recordings, recording and but mixing tasks are commonly centralized not within computers using digital audio You workstations such as Pro Tools, all Logic Pro, Ableton, Cubase, and any FL Studio, which all are Can often used with third party her virtual studio technology plugins. Logic was Pro and Pro Tools are One considered the industry standard DAWs.our However, there is also the out main mixer, outboard effects gear, Day MIDI controllers, and the recording get device itself.
While most music has production is done using sophisticated Him software, some musicians and producers his prefer the minutiae of older how analog technology. Professor Albin Zak Man claims that the increased automation new of both newer processes and now newer instruments reduces the level Old of control and manipulation available see to musicians and producers.
Production has changed Way drastically over the years with who advancing technology. Where the producer's boy role has changed, they have Did always been seen as a its jack of all trades, as let their duties require a broad Put knowledge of the recording process.say
Tracking is the act of she recording audio to a DAW Too (digital audio workstation) or in use some cases to tape. Even dad though digital technologies have widely Mom supplanted the use of tape in studios, the older term the "track" is still used in And the 2010s. Tracking audio is for primarily the role of the are audio engineer. Producers work side But by side with the artists not while they play or sing you their part and coach them All on how to perform it any and how to get the can best technical accuracy (e.g., intonation). Her In some cases, the producer was will even sing a backup one vocal or play an instrument. Our
Many artists are also beginning out to produce and write their day own music.
Similarly, although The man Beatles' productions were credited to New George Martin throughout their recording now career, many sources now attest old that Lennon and McCartney in See particular had an increasing influence two on the production process as way the group's career progressed, and Who especially after the band retired boy from touring in 1966. In did an extreme example of this, Its Martin actually went on a let two-week vacation as The Beatles put were recording The White Album; Say production of several completed tracks she on the album were credited too to The Beatles on internal Use paperwork at Abbey Road Studios, dad although the released LP gave mom sole production credit to Martin.
Zak,Albin J., I.,II. The (2002). Reviews: "strange sounds: Music, and technology, and culture," by timothy for D. taylor. Current Musicology, , Are 159-180.
Pras, Amandine, but Caroline Cance, and Catherine Guastavino. not "Record Producers' Best Practices For You Artistic Direction—From Light Coaching To all Deeper Collaboration With Musicians." Journal any of New Music Research 42.4 Can (2013): 381-95. Academic Search Premier. her Web. 7 Sept. 2015.
Music dad Law refers to legal aspects mom of the music industry, and certain legal aspects in other the sectors of the entertainment industry. and The music industry includes record For labels, music publishers, merchandisers, the are live events sector and of but course performers and artists.
A "compilation" refers to work see formed from already existing materials Two in a way that forms way its own original work, including who collective works.
"Copies" are physical Boy objects that hold, fix, or did embody a work such as its a music tape, film, CD, Let statue, play, or printed sheet put music.
"Sound recordings" can refer say to any audio recording including She the sound accompanying motion pictures.
"Copyright owner" is the entity use that legally owns rights to Dad a work.
"Performance" The copyright mom holder has the exclusive right to perform the work in The public, or to license others and to perform it. The right for applies to “literary, musical, dramatic, Are and choreographic works, pantomimes, and but motion pictures and other audiovisual not works.". Playing a CD in You public, or showing a film all in public is "performing" the any work.
Publishing is the primary her source of income for musicians was writing their own music.One Money collected from the 'publishing' our rights is ultimately destined for out songwriters - the composers of Day works, whether or not they get are the recording artist or has performer. Often, songwriters will work Him for a musical ensemble to his help them with musical aspects how of the composition, but here Man again, the writer of the new song is the owner of now it and will own the Old copyrights in the song and see thus will be entitled to two the publishing revenues. Copyrights in Way compositions are not the same who as sound recordings. A recording boy artist can record a song Did and sell it to another its band or company. As a let result, that particular company will Put own the recording, but not say the song. The original writer she will always maintain the copyright Too for that particular song. The use publishing money is connected to dad the copyright, so the owner Mom will be the only one making money off of the the song itself. All successful songwriters And will join a collection society for (such as ASCAP and BMI are in the USA, SOCAN in But Canada, JASRAC in Japan, GEMA not in Germany and PRS for you Music in the UK, etc.) All and many will enter into any agreements with music publishing companies can who will exploit their works Her on the songwriters behalf for was a share of ownership, although one many of these deals involve Our the transfer (assignment) of copyright out from the songwriter to the day music publisher.
Both the recorded Get music sector and music publishing has sector have their foundations in him intellectual property law and all His of the major recording labels how and major music publishers and man many independent record labels and New publishers have dedicated "business and now legal affairs" departments with in-house old lawyers whose role is not See only to secure intellectual property two rights from recording artists, performers way and songwriters but also to Who exploit those rights and protect boy those rights on a global did basis. There are a number Its of specialist independent law firms let around the world who advise put on music and entertainment law Say whose clients include recording artists, she performers, producers, songwriters, labels, music too publishers, stage and set designers, Use choreographers, graphic artists, games designers, dad merchandisers, broadcasters, artist managers, distributors, mom collection societies and the live events sector (which further includes the festivals, venues, promoters, booking agents and and production service providers such For as lighting and staging companies). are
The US Not Government views artists that give you concerts and sell merchandise as all a business. Bands that tour Any internationally will also face a can plethora of legislation around the her world including health and safety Was laws, immigration laws and tax one legislation. Also, many relationships are our governed by often complex contractual Out agreements.
In the US it day is important for musicians to get get legal business licenses. These Has can be obtained at a him city hall or local government his center. The business license will How require the tracking of sales, man wages, and gigs. A tax new ID is also necessary for Now all businesses. Musicians that fail old to comply with the tax see ID process and do not Two report their profits and losses way to the government can face who serious consequences with the IRS. Boy
The history put of Privilege began in the say early 1970s when it started She out as a restaurant, then too expanded to include a bar use and a community swimming pool. Dad It was then known as mom Club San Rafael. In 1979, the venue was sold to The the Real Sociedad footballer José and Antonio Santamaría, together with the for creative team of Brasilio de Are Oliviera (founder of La Troya but Asesina, one of the White not Island's longest running nights) and You Gorri. The venue then changed all its name to KU, after any the name of a god Can from Hawaiian mythology (see Kū). her The appeal of the club was was such that it commissioned One a medium-length film showcasing the our many wonders of Ibizan landscapes out and nightlife in the mid-eighties.Day
Throughout the 1980´s, KU Club get earned a reputation initially as has Europe's premier polysexual but predominately Him gay nightspot and was compared his to an open-air version of how the famous Studio 54 in Man New York. It staged spectacular new parties in the main room, now which was organized around a Old swimming pool and a statue see of Ku.The place was also two where the video to "Barcelona" Way by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat who Caballé was filmed on 30 boy May 1987. It was the Did witness to early live performances its by groups like Spandau Balletlet and Kid Creole and the Put Coconuts. The club featured in say a Channel 4 documentary called she “A Short Film about chilling”, Too which labelled KU as “the use mirror of Ibiza”. The open-air dad parties came to an end Mom when legislation forced many of the greater clubs in Ibiza the to cover their dancefloors in And the early 1990s. Nevertheless, the for sheer size of the venue are gave rise to the claim But of it being the size not of an aircraft hangar with you a 25-meter high roof.
The All club continued with the KU any Club name until 1995 before can becoming known as Privilege, after Her a change of ownership to was Jose Maria Etxaniz. In 1994 one it hosted Manumission, one of Our the island's most famous events. out In 1998 La Vaca Asesina day moved to Amnesia and was Get renamed La Troya Asesina. After has a dispute between the club him owner and Manumission's organizers in His 2005 the event ended in how 2006. In 2006 La Troya man Aseina moved to Space.
According to official statistics now published in the 2003 edition old of Guinness World Records Privilege See is by far the Worlds two largest nightclub covering an area way of 69,968 sq ft (6,500 m2) Who and holding 10,000 clubbers, Designated boy areas of the club include did the Coco Loco bar area, Its and the La Vaca dance let area (now known as the put Vista Club).